David Wilson, RB, Giants
|RB - #8||NYG||Injured Reserve||3 years||22||5'9||205||@4stillRunning|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Nov-10-2013 by Daniel Kalles
Update 11-10-2013- Wilson is on IR done for the season.
Update - 10-25-2013 - Wilson is out again with his back injury. We wont know for another few weeks if he will play again this season. Keep an eye on this one
For now, goodbye to Mr. Brown and his plummeting and essentially non-existent draft value and hello to David Wilson's rankings rise. Even though the exciting Wilson, already a top-20 fantasy RB, emerged as the Giants lead runner, both backs were expected to be heavily involved in New York's offense. The second-year back finished preseason with 179 yards on 24 carries while hauling in seven receptions. Now with no major threats to steal touches at least for a while, expect Wilson's ADP to rise. Da'Rei Scott and Ryan Torian are now the primary backups. Neither is handcuff worthy until further notice. Suddenly, tabbing Wilson late in the second round is no longer a stretch.
Update (8-23): It took a while, but the Giants have now publicaly stated David Wilson would start the regular season opener. As a guest on ESPN Radio, general manager Jerry Reese said, "We expect [Wilson] to be our starter, and be in the backfield with Andre Brown, who had a terrific season going last year until he got hurt. [Brown's] had the injury bug a little bit since he's been in the league. But if he can stay healthy, and David Wilson comes on like we expect him too, we think we can have a pretty dynamic backfield." FFToolbox ranked Wilson a top-16 RB in standard and PPR formats.
Preview: David Wilson spent most of his rookie season trying to get out of the coaches' doghouse, and by the end of the season, he was. After the release of Ahmad Bradshaw in the off-season, he will go into training camp as the lead back. This being Wilson's 2nd season and with him not being very big, the Giants will likely go with a two man running game, using Wilson in tandem with Andre Brown. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, and whether the Giants continue to allow Wilson to be part of the return game. The picture should become clearer as training camp starts. Stay tuned for more info.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors2/27 - Giants' offensive coordinator says pass protection is 'first and foremost' for RBs
2/20 - Report: Giants RB David Wilson expected to be ready for training camp
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|3.01||FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham - The elite wide outs were gone at this point. I was hoping Jimmy Graham might slip to this pick, but he did not. Wilson has had his issues with possession, etc. but he has the potential to be a stud RB in the league. I like his speed and it appears he is going to get the chance to show his worth. I am betting that he has a solid season and he would be a nice RB 2 with AP.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|2.12||FFToolbox - David Wilson is our FFToolbox Breakout Player of the Year. While his ADP suggests he's a 3rd round option, we feel come September his ADP will be somewhere mid round 2. Being on the turn requires that you "go get" your guys that won't make it back to me.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|3.06||DynastyLeague Football - I knew coming into the draft I wanted to get as many quality RBs as I could in the first four rounds. While I'm lower on David Wilson than most, I couldn't let him slide any lower. He has big time potential as long as he's corrected his ball security and pass protection issues.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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